About the Artist
Since early childhood, Florence has had a profound interest in the world around her. She was a very artistic child who always had a paintbrush in her hand. Her hunger for advanced training in this field continued to grow. This led her to seek workshops at the Centre d'Art Haitien and other Haitian art venues. While attending the center, Florence met Frank Louissaint, a hyper-realism artist, who supported her throughout her creative journey. Afterward, she gained recognition for her artistic excellence when one of her paintings was included in an exhibition at the Musee d’Art Haitien du College St Pierre. Florence also participated in multiple art contests such as the UNICEF Child Fund where she won first place. After moving to the United States, Florence continues to draw and paint in her spare time.
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Although her professional career as a Pediatrician is very demanding, Florence proves it is possible to balance the time commitment of being a doctor and another hobby or passion. With the support of her children, the undeniable encouragement from her husband, and the feedback from family, and friends, Florence continues to paint, to create, to dream.
" if something is still missing in your life, you should pursue it, after all, you have one shot on earth."
Award, Recognition, community service & reason to celebrate
Art sale fundraising to benefit San Jorge Children's Hospital in Puerto Rica organized by the South Tampa community
"For it is in giving that we receive."
The expression I saw on my friend's face after seeing her portrait was more meaningful to me than words.
Participation in Opus 2019, a juried, carefully curated , group exhibition in the Tampa Bay area in FL.
Few comments from visitors :
"Her work is amazing"
"There is so much expression in her paintings, the paintings are really touching"
OPUS is an art exhibition happening MAY 3rd, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. The exhibition is hosted at Tampa Covenant Church, in a unique industrial-modern space. The show features local artists from the greater Tampa area, with the intent of showcasing local artists while providing the opportunity for the community to experience fine art in the Carrollwood area of Tampa.
Best in Show Award
Juried by the director of the University of Tampa, Scarfone/Harley Gallery: Jocelyn Boigenzahn
74 of the best local artworks selected from the 110 entries were on display in the 12th Annual Bay Area Art Exhibit.
The BAY AREA Art Show is a juried and judged fine art show sponsored by the Tampa Regional Artists and held at the Old Hyde Park Art Center.
The exhibition presents all two-dimensional works in the categories of oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, charcoal, colored pencil, graphite, mixed media and photography. This show is typically the largest show of the year at the Old Hyde Park Art Center and presents a wide range of talents from local artists. All artwork exhibited is also for sale and the exhibit is open to the general public.
Flory is joining the effort of the Alzheimer’s association in participating in The Longest Day. The Longest Day is the day of the year with the most light — the summer solstice. And it's the day that She has committed to fight Alzheimer's Disease and help advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.
In order to refine her skills, Flory will challenge herself in a daily activity. She is starting a study series called Lasting Memories. Every day of the month of June she will complete a study on a subject of her choice and will have the painting available to the public for purchase. One painting a day leading to the longest day of June 21st.This is a challenge and it is all for a good cause.
Let’s join this fantastic journey and support the Alzheimer’s Association. The proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer association.
THANK YOU to all of you for the support during my painting challenge. You all kept me motivated and every like, comment, message and follow on @floryfineart encouraged me to keep going. Alzheimer’s disease is a common cause of dementia and the emotional and economic toll it takes on victims and their loved ones is devastating. As #TheLongestDaycomes to a close, we have hope for a world without Alzheimer’s💜
An impromptu visit to my studio this month and I was delighted. "Sunset over St Pete" and "Sunrise by the Bay" found a new house. Seeing others happiness brings me so much JOY.
"Happy and proud to own my very own Flory art painting. Thank you for my beautiful painting. Feeling blessed."
What an honor to be recognized by the Allied Arts Association in the state of Washington. Two of my paintings will be on display during the month of February at the Gallery at the Park https://www.galleryatthepark.org/
This is my contribution:
" Immigration is rarely thought of as a woman's story. Women historically have accounted for almost fifty percent of immigrants in the United States and currently exceed that. Gender has influenced migrant women's choices to immigrate as well as their opportunities and challenges upon arrival. Immigrants of African descent have often the double expectation of building new communities while simultaneously maintaining the home country's culture and values in the new world. These women faces transmit the struggle, the pain as well as the freedom felt by many generations of immigrant women. Their experiences in America were very much like those of millions of other women who chose to make a new home in a new country."
Remembering our Heroes
Healthcare workers are on the front lines of the global effort to care for patients with COVID-19, while putting themselves at risk for infection. More than 1000 have already died, from dozens of countries, professions, and specialties.
Gone too soon. He passed away on April 18, 2020, in New York after more than 2 weeks in intensive care following complications from COVID 19. His name was Dr. Louis Fontaine, promotion 2001 of the Faculty of Medicine of 'Haiti
During his last weeks of life, he cared for countless Covid-19 patients at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx. His name was Dr. Ronald Verrier. A Haitian, a father, a husband, a surgeon. He died on April 8 at Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital in Oceanside, New York. He was 59 years old.
Magnum Band formed on June 24, 1976, by Andre Pasquet(a.k.a. Dadou), former musician of the group Tabou Combo, and his brother Claude parquet (a.k.a. Tico) in Miami.
In the late 70s, the group became known in various clubs of Queens and Brooklyn thanks to the substantial Haitian community there. In 1980 they made their first international tour. In 1996, they performed at the 1996 Summer Olympics opening ceremony in Atlanta. Throughout their tours in Guadeloupe, France, Canada, and the United States, the Magnum Band participated in the promotion of Haitian Compas and strengthened its footprint. The group celebrated its forty-fourth anniversary in June 2020.
Painting offered to Dadou Pasquet as a token of my appreciation for 44 years of great music.